Your knees endure a great deal of wear and tear through the years, and this can lead to chronic pain later in life. The knee joints are the largest joints in your body and have load-bearing responsibilities, so it’s no surprise that knee problems are commonplace. If you are experiencing knee pain or mobility issues that are severe enough to limit your everyday activities, you may be a candidate for complete knee replacement surgery at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham. We’re a community-based clinic that takes a patient-centered approach to treatment, and we always prefer that our patients receive conservative treatment if we believe it will be effective. However, if our sports medicine specialists determine that a knee replacement is needed after reviewing your symptoms and medical history, you can be sure that you are in good hands.
Complete Knee Replacement Surgery
This surgery, which has become one of the most common orthopedic procedures performed each year, eliminates pain by replacing the surfaces in the knee that have worn away due to cartilage deterioration. Metal implants are placed at the ends of the femur and tibia, the undersurface of the kneecap is resurfaced, and a spacer is inserted between the metal implants to allow for smooth operation of the knee.
If you would like to learn more about complete knee replacement surgery or you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our fellowship-trained specialists to see if you are a candidate for this procedure, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham today.